In just a few weeks, the ~RHONE RANGERS~ 14th annual Grand Tasting is taking place on March 26th and 27th at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. This is the largest American Rhone wine event in the country, with the opportunity to taste over 500 American Rhone wines from at least 100 Rhone Rangers member wineries. (The Rhone Rangers include roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley, like syrah, viognier, mourvèdre, grenache, and roussanne, to obscure grapes like counoise and picpoul.)
There will be a winemaker dinner on Saturday March 26th (6pm-10pm) at Dogpatch Studios. 15 wineries will participate in the dinner, catered by Sonoma’s the girl & the fig restaurant; there will also be a live auction. $125.
The Grand Tasting is Sunday March 27th from 2pm-5pm, with over 500 American Rhone wines, plus gourmet foods from 30 specialty food purveyors. There will also be some seminars ($45 each) and silent auction items. $45.
Saturday Mar 26, 2011
– Sunday Mar 27, 2011